Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doe tag fees unchanged, available July 12

From the Post Gazette...

Sunday, June 27, 2010
By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beginning July 12, county treasurers will accept doe tag applications from resident hunters. Nonresident applications will be accepted starting July 26. Residents and nonresidents can apply for the first round of unsold antlerless deer licenses on August 2, and residents and nonresidents apply for the second round of unsold antlerless deer licenses on August 16.

Doe tag fees for the 2010 license year have remained flat since 1999, with the exception of the 70 cent fee attached to each licence and permit transaction, paid to the Nashville company that runs the Pennsylvania Automated License System, whether the transaction is made through the mail or at a treasurer's office. By state law, antlerless tags can be sold only by county treasurers. License applicants must send separate applications to each county. Resident's checks must be payable to "County Treasurer" for $6.70, nonresidents pay $26.70.

County treasurer addresses are available on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website ( and in the 2010-11 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest. Addresses for the Adams, Lancaster and Montgomery county treasurers were changed after publication of the Digest. The correct addresses are as follows: Adams County Treasurer, 117 Baltimore St., Room 101, Gettysburg PA 17325-2390; Lancaster County Treasurer, PO Box 1447, Lancaster PA 17608-1447; Montgomery County Treasurer, PO Box 311, Norristown PA 19404-0311.

"As county treasurers are set up with PALS, hunters will be able to submit an application to any county treasurer," said executive director Carl Roe. "Additionally, hunters have the option of listing up to three choices, in order of preference, for a specific Wildlife Management Unit antlerless deer license. If an applicant's first choice of WMU has exhausted its allocation of antlerless deer licenses, the county treasurer will move to the second preference -- and third, if necessary. This process will nearly eliminate the chance that a hunter will not be able to receive at least one antlerless deer license during the processing of regular antlerless deer licenses. However, hunters are not required to list more than one choice of WMU."

A special deal for Wildlife Management Units with high deer populations -- 2B, 5C and 5D -- starts August 2, when there will be no limit to the number of unsold antlerless deer license applications an individual can submit until all of the allocations are sold.

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